A Summary of Key Sports Law Cases In Australia in 2022
This is a summary of some of the leading sports law cases that arose in Australia in 2022. It is based on the author’s presentation to the annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association in October 2022.
The focus of this article is necessarily narrow and descriptive of the cases. The article is not intended to give a wider analytical and contextual analysis of issues in Australian sport with a legal aspect. Such an analysis can be found in the most recent edition of D Thorpe, T Buti, P Jonson and J Anderson’s Sports Law (4th edn, OUP, 2022). A review of the book can be found here.
The cases have been split in the following topics:
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Jack Anderson is Special Counsel (Integrity Regulation) at Racing Victoria. Formerly Professor and Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne, he has published extensively on sports law, most recently with D Thorpe, A Buti, P Jonson & J Anderson, Sports Law (4th ed, OUP, 2022).
He is a member of World Athletics’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the integrity unit of the International Hockey Federation, and the International Tennis Federation’s Ethics Commission. Jack is an arbitrator on Football Australia’s National Dispute Resolution Chamber, the National Sports Tribunal of Australia and Sport Resolutions UK.